Seattle Symphony: Celebrate Asia
Kala Ramnath, violin
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, trombone
Kahchun Wong (Wong Kah Chun), conductor
Dun — Trombone Concerto (US premiere)
Esmail / Ramnath — Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Debussy — La Mer
The 14th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on two intriguing new works. First, Tan Dun’s Trombone Concerto receives its U.S. premiere in the hands of Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone Ko-ichiro Yamamoto. Then, witness the world premiere of Composer in Residence Reena Esmail’s Violin Concerto — a work about the elements being rendered out of balance by humanity’s influence on the planet. Violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath gives the first performance of this thought-provoking work written especially for and with her.
Pre- and post-concert festivities are presented by International Lion Dance Martial Arts Team, and Chikiri and the School of Taiko.
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